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Masters, Priscilla

Overview
Works: 57 works in 272 publications in 3 languages and 8,945 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.A833, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Priscilla Masters
Slipknot by Priscilla Masters( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Callum Hughes has been labeled a killer and a psycho. He has been labeled by the press, by his classmates and most of all by the family of the boy he stabbed. Roger Gough has been labeled a victim. He is described by everyone that the police question as athletic, funny and popular boy who was brutally murdered by Callum. At least, that's what his friends and family are saying. But things are rarely so black and white. Coroner Martha Gunn, understands painful loss and the importance of justice for the dead
A velvet scream by Priscilla Masters( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a snowy December morning, a young woman is found outside Patches nightclub in Leek. Half dead from the cold, she says she has been raped. As Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy, fresh from a disciplinary action, investigates, she learns that Kayleigh Harrison has made unsubstantiated allegations before against her stepfather. But there are possible links to a similar rape case six months previously . . . Is there a real case to investigate or not? Kayleigh holds the key, but how much of her story can be trusted?
Frozen Charlotte by Priscilla Masters( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coroner Martha Gunn must determine where and how a mummified infant boy died after he is brought to the hospital by Alice Sedgewick, who claims she found the newborn in her home
Disturbing ground by Priscilla Masters( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Smoke alarm by Priscilla Masters( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A deadly fire reunites coroner Martha Gunn with Detective Inspector Alex Randall. When firemen are called to an intense blaze at the Grange in Melverley, they find the bodies of Christie Barton, her daughter, Adelaide, and father-in-law, William, along with evidence that suggests the fire was started deliberately. Detective Inspector Alex Randall enlists the help of coroner Martha Gunn, but the puzzle deepens with a second house fire - the occupant, retired nurse Monica Deverill, is missing. Where is she, and what links the two fires? The answers lie in a secret buried in the past
Grave stones by Priscilla Masters( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Jakob Grimshaw has eked out a precarious living as a Staffordshire moorland farmer by selling off some of his land to Gabriel Frank, a local businessman, who seized the opportunity to build a select development of nine houses, the Prospect Farm Estate. But having been sold a rural idyll, the residents of the estate quickly realise that they do not like Grimshaw's old farm building - surely such an eyesore will mean their properties will depreciate in value? And so the war begins - complaints, petty obstruction, each inhabitant with his or her own reason for wanting Grimshaw to move away. What none of the residents realise is that the old farmer is neither simple nor honest. He has a cunning and devious nature and likes to play malicious tricks, including double-crossing the landowners around him. When Grimshaw's body is discovered at the foot of his boundary wall, his head crushed by one of the copestones, it is up to DI Joanna Piercy to unravel the events leading up to his death. But Joanna has worries of her own in her personal life and the last thing she needs on her desk is a gruesome murder investigation..." --Jacket
Wings over the watcher by Priscilla Masters( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In different locations in Leek, Staffordshire, three separate tableaux are being performed. Joanna Piercy is writing to her lover to try and explain recent events, Mike Korpanski is filling in his insurance form, after a minor prang in the car, and an unknown person is penning love letters to the local doctor
River deep by Priscilla Masters( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tense forensic thriller, featuring Coroner Martha Gunn ... Shrewsbury Coroner Martha Gunn is among the first to appear on the scene when a man's body is found floating in the rising water. It appears to have been raised from the cellar of a small cottage by the flood. In the dark and fetid cottage, Martha's instincts alert her to a murder; a hunch borne out by the post mortem
Night visit by Priscilla Masters( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and Czech and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Endangering innocents by Priscilla Masters( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
And none shall sleep by Priscilla Masters( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High-powered solicitor Jonathan Selkirk is in hospital recovering from a suspected heart attack. That night, he vanishes from his private room. Has he discharged himself? Or been abducted? In the same hospital, Detective Inspector Joanna Pierce finds herself coping with a murder investigation, a broken arm, and the arrival of the Regional Crime Squad. Superintendent Karen Pugh thinks there is a contracted killer at work -- but who, in the small village of Leek, could have hired him?
Buried in clay by Priscilla Masters( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final curtain : a Joanna Piercy mystery by Priscilla Masters( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just back from her honeymoon, the last thing Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy wants to deal with on her return to work is nuisance calls from an old lady ringing the police incessantly to report seemingly trivial incidents. The woman in question is Timony Weeks, a sixties' child star in the once-popular soap Butterfield Farm, who lives in an isolated farmhouse. Is she putting on an act and wasting police time, or is someone really trying to frighten her? Joanna is dubious, but as events become even more creepy and disturbing, her instinct tells her something is not right. What is Timony hiding? As she digs into her past, Joanna discovers a shocking secret. It seems that someone may have sinister intentions towards Timony after all
Embroidering shrouds by Priscilla Masters( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A spate of robberies targeting elderly women is disturbing enough, but especially so in a town as peaceful and sedate as Leek. Then one attack turns to murder, and DI Joanna Piercy is called to the eerily named Spite Hall. Slowly, aided by her colleague Mark Korpanski, Joanna unravels a mystery, the tangled threads of which are rooted years in the past
The watchful eye by Priscilla Masters( Book )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr Daniel Gregory is a GP in a picturesque Mid-Staffordshire market town. Divorced and denied visiting rights to his seven-year-old daughter, he is lonely and vulnerable to the dysfunctional behaviour of some of the locals. Like Vanda Struel, a single parent who repeatedly brings her toddler into the surgery with a succession of increasingly bizarre complaints. Or Chelsea Emmanuel, a precocious teenager who makes advances to him only to plan pathological revenge when he refuses. Or the fatally-damaged town policeman, who suspects Daniel of harbouring an unhealthy attraction for his French wife ... When an elderly woman patient is mistakenly given a terminal diagnosis, Vanda becomes pregnant with her second child and Daniel's own possessive mother arrives on the scene, things head inexorably towards the final breaking point
Endangering innocents by Priscilla Masters( Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something is amiss at a small primary school in the village of Horton. A local man, Joshua Baldwin, has been sitting in his car outside the school watching the children as they play
The devil's chair by Priscilla Masters( Book )
6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the peaceful setting of the National Trust near Church Stretton, south of Shrewsbury, Tracey Walsh drives herself and her four-year-old daughter, Daisy, up the remote Burway in the early hours of the morning, tragically loses control of her car and crashes into the valley below. Tracey is rushed to hospital, but where is Daisy? She has vanished, provoking an intense police search of the area around the Devil's Chair, land that is rife with legends and strange stories of witchcraft, sorcery and unexplained disappearances. Detective Inspector Alex Randall, the senior investigating officer, soon admits to coroner Martha Gunn that he is baffled by the case. Alex and Martha must sift through fact and fiction, folklore and reality in their search for answers
Winding up the serpent by Priscilla Masters( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DI Joanna Piercy breaks into the house of missing nurse Marilyn Smith. She finds Marilyn upstairs, spreadeagled across the bed, provacatively dressed and elaborately made up -- she is also stone dead. Despite a lack of evidence at the post mortem, DI Pierce is convinced that Marilyn was murdered. As a newcomer and a woman in the remote moorland town, Piercy must battle against long-held prejudices in her determination to find the killer. But could she be wrong? Is it possible that Marilyn Smith's death was not murder after all...?
Scaring crows by Priscilla Masters( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dave Shackleton could sense that all was not well at Hardacre farm when he arrived on his morning milking round. The cows had been let out of their field and were waiting impatiently at the milking parlour -- yet there was no sign of the farmers. But when Shackleton enters the farmhouse he discovers the bodies of Aaron Summers and his son Jack, with their abandoned shotgun propped by the door. Was this a case of murder -- then suicide? The forensic evidence suggests otherwise, leaving Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy with a far more serious case -- murder by person or persons unknown
A fatal cut by Priscilla Masters( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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